田中敦子, Akiko Hasegawa (長谷川明子), Eiko Tagawa (田川英子)
Birth:May 10, 1957
A veteran animator particularly wellknown for her work in Studio Ghiblihttps://anilist.co/studio/21/ films. She began her career at ShinEihttps://anilist.co/studio/247/ before joining the newly established Telecomhttps://anilist.co/studio/94/ where she ended up as one of the studios leading animators on the Lupin IIIhttps://anilist.co/anime/1425/ series. Having ended up working with Hayao Miyazakihttps://anilist.co/staff/96870/ on multiple occasions it was quite natural for her to find herself in Ghiblis films. She has worked as a key animator on every Miyazaki film except for Nausicaahttps://anilist.co/anime/572/ and Laputahttps://anilist.co/anime/513/. She excels in everything related to action such as explosions sword fights car chases and crowd shots. Yasuo Ootsukahttps://anilist.co/staff/136873/ said that Tanaka was born to animate and Satoru Utsunomiyahttps://anilist.co/staff/101489/ admits to being outshined by her work. Note: Not to be confused with either the voice actresshttps://anilist.co/staff/95100/ or the production managerhttps://anilist.co/staff/208269/ by the same name.